Supported by the Gazprom Neft G-Drive premium fuels brand and powered by Dragon, Russia’s G-Drive Racing team has already won the 2018 European Le Mans Series on points before heading to the final race in Portugal this weekend.

At the end of a dramatic 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the Russian flagged G-Drive Racing team secured enough points to have an unassailable 33.25 point lead over their nearest rivals with only 26 points available at the final round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series in Portugal.

Drivers Roman Rusinov and Andrea Pizzitola have 88.25 points, with their teammate Jean-Eric Vergne, who is on 76.25 points after missing the opening round of the championship at Le Castellet, as the only driver that can catch the champions elect. Which will be impossible for Vergne to do if the trio compete together in Portimão.

A G-Drive Racing liveried car has won the ELMS title for the past three years, with JOTA running the 2016 winning car, Dragonspeed preparing the 2017 championship winning Oreca and TDS Racing the 2018 car.

Roman Rusinov adds the 2018 ELMS title to the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 title he won in 2015, also with G-Drive Racing.  Andrea Pizzitola can celebrate his first major endurance racing title.

Having won three of the five races in the 2018 ELMS, G-Drive Racing are worthy champions, and they will be wanting to end the season n Portugal with a fourth victory.